Music Monday Lisa Stokke
Lisa Stokke, born on March 25, 1975, in Tromsø, Norway, is a versatile Norwegian singer and actress with a career spanning Norway and Great Britain. Graduating from Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in 1998, she swiftly landed the lead role as “Sophie” in the original West End production of ABBA’s musical “Mamma Mia!” Following this success, she continued to make her mark in West End productions like Guys and Dolls, Chess, and Hard Times. Stokke diversified her career by appearing in British and Norwegian television shows, musicals, and films, including a guest role in the BBC1 hit series “Doctor Who.” Notably, she voiced Elsa in the Norwegian versions of Disney’s Frozen and Frozen II, even performing at the 92nd Academy Awards with other international Elsas. Beyond her entertainment career, Stokke has been featured in commercials and has hosted events, such as the Mandela concert supporting the South African HIV and AIDS cause in Tromsø. In 2006, she released her first solo album, “A Piece of Lisa,” and in 2010, she starred in her own documentary series, “Lisa Goes To Hollywood.” Currently residing in Battersea, London, with her family, Stokke continues to contribute to the entertainment industry with her multifaceted talents.