Nigel trained at the Royal College of Music and with the Welsh National Opera. He has performed with all the major British opera companies and also in several West End musicals, including "Chess" and "Anything Goes". He has appeared many times on TV and radio, in everything from opera to "The Two Ronnies" and has also been involved in over 600 studio recordings. These include the soundtracks for "Romeo and Juliet", "The Lion King", "The Prince of Egypt", "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "The Da Vinci Code". His wife, Claire, runs the Southampton Stagecoach schools.