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Nigel Lythgoe

Emmy Award-Winning British Television Producer; Judge on "So You Think You Can Dance"

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Nigel Lythgoe Biography

Nigel Lythgoe began his career as a dancer, performing with the Corps de Ballet after training in ballet, jazz and ballroom. He joined the BBC's Young Generation dance troupe in 1969, becoming their choreographer two years later.

In the 1970s, Lythgoe performed alongside Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse, and also choreographed for Shirley Bassey and the Muppets, among others. He also studied many aspects of television production, later working with British broadcaster TVS, before becoming Head of Entertainment and Comedy at the former ITV affiliate London Weekend Television.

In 2000, he made his foray into television, becoming a judge on the talent show Popstars. There, he gained the nickname "Nasty Nigel" for his critiques, setting the template for Simon Cowell's similarly acerbic approach. In 2001, he developed a new talent show, Pop Idol, which would lead to American Idol in 2002.

In 2005 Lythgoe developed another reality series, Fox's dance competition, So You Think You Can Dance. He was also the show's judge, a role he also holds in the British edition which aired in 2010. He also produced the NBC series Superstars of Dance. Lythgoe was married to dancer Bonita Shawe, from 1974 to 2007.

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Nigel Lythgoe Biography

Nigel Lythgoe began his career as a dancer, performing with the Corps de Ballet after training in ballet, jazz and ballroom. He joined the BBC's Young Generation dance troupe in 1969, becoming their choreographer two years later.

In the 1970s, Lythgoe performed alongside Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse, and also choreographed for Shirley Bassey and the Muppets, among others. He also studied many aspects of television production, later working with British broadcaster TVS, before becoming Head of Entertainment and Comedy at the former ITV affiliate London Weekend Television.

In 2000, he made his foray into television, becoming a judge on the talent show Popstars. There, he gained the nickname "Nasty Nigel" for his critiques, setting the template for Simon Cowell's similarly acerbic approach. In 2001, he developed a new talent show, Pop Idol, which would lead to American Idol in 2002.

In 2005 Lythgoe developed another reality series, Fox's dance competition, So You Think You Can Dance. He was also the show's judge, a role he also holds in the British edition which aired in 2010. He also produced the NBC series Superstars of Dance. Lythgoe was married to dancer Bonita Shawe, from 1974 to 2007.

Nigel Lythgoe Videos

  • Nigel Lythgoe @ SYTYCD | Afterbuzz TV Interview - YouTube
  • Nigel Lythgoe Teaches Larry King Some Dance Moves
  • Nigel Lythgoe & Mary Murphy - Their Dance & Season 11 News ...

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  • How to book Nigel Lythgoe?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Nigel Lythgoe for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Nigel Lythgoe, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Nigel Lythgoe or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Nigel Lythgoe?

    Booking fees for Nigel Lythgoe, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Nigel Lythgoe, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Nigel Lythgoe?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nigel Lythgoe for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nigel Lythgoe for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Nigel Lythgoe or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Nigel Lythgoe or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Nigel Lythgoe is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Nigel Lythgoe for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Nigel Lythgoe generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Zonnique Pullins, Thai Nguyen, Nadiya Hussain, Spidey and Chris Dugdale. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Nigel Lythgoe for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Nigel Lythgoe Speaker Videos

  • Nigel Lythgoe @ SYTYCD | Afterbuzz TV Interview - YouTube
    Nigel Lythgoe Teaches Larry King Some Dance Moves
  • Nigel Lythgoe & Mary Murphy - Their Dance & Season 11 News ...

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