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Lisa Stokke (born 25 March 1975) is a Norwegian singer and actress. She appeared in the original West End-staging of the musical Mamma Mia!, and later appeared in Guys and Dolls and in the UK television series Jonathan Creek.
Stokke is from Tromsø, and was in the first class ever to graduate at LIPA, Paul McCartney's school in Liverpool, in 1998. Just four months after finishing her final exams, she was cast in the leading role as "Sophie" in the West End production of the brand new ABBA musical Mamma Mia!. She remained as a part of the cast for only a year after having been on stage around 400 times. She moved on to appear in the musical Guys and Dolls and the productions of the shows Chess and Hard Times.
Following the success of Mamma Mia! and other stage shows Stokke has appeared in various guest roles on British and Norwegian television, musical shows and films, in addition to leading roles on stage in Norway. She appeared in one episode of the British detective series Jonathan Creek, playing Jodee Tressky in the episode "Satan's Chimney". She also starred in the Norwegian film Long Flat Balls II.
She released her first solo album, A Piece of Lisa in 2006.
She was the voice and singing voice of Elsa, in the Norwegian Dub of Frozen, Frost, she sang the Norwegian rendition of "Let it Go", "La Den Gå".
In the summer of 2005 Stokke hosted the Mandela concert, in support of the South African HIV and AIDS cause, in her hometown of Tromsø.
- Listen to Norway, Volumes 7-8, 1999, Norwegian Music Information Centre
- Hanser, Anders & Palm, Carl Magnus (2000) From Abba to Mamma MIA!: The Official Book, Watson-Guptill Publications, ISBN 978-0-8230-8317-6, p. 246