Lillias White had been fondling the idea of ââa solo studio album for 20 years.
It’s finally a reality since “Get Yourself Some Happy” will be released on July 23.
White will perform at 7:30 p.m. July 9-10 at Feinstein’s Cabaret at the Carmichael Hotel in Carmel.
White, who won a Tony Award in 1997 for Starring Actress in a Musical for her performance in “The Life,” will play songs from the album as well as some of her other favorite songs.
âThe show will be a mix of these songs and all the things that I love to do,â she said.
The album ranges from songs such as “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy” to “Put on a Happy Face”.
âI always like to mix things up because that’s what I love as a performing artist,â she said. “This is what my audience loves too.”
White said her producer Joshua Sherman is collaborating with her on the tracklist.
âWe decided to have an album that will show my positivity and outlook,â White said. âIt’s a work in progress, and it’s been a long time coming. The actual work started two years ago, but we’ve been talking about making such an album for 20 years.
“I can’t wait to see people’s reactions because I think there is something on this album for everyone.”
White, who is based in New York City, is happy to perform live again.
âWe need this music right now,â she said. âIt’s a blessing to be back in front of a live audience.
In addition to several Broadway and non-Broadway shows and as a nightclub performer, White has appeared in movies and TV shows and played vocals in animated films, including Calliope in “Hercules” . She won a Daytime Emmy Award for her Outstanding Performance in a Children’s Series for her role as Lillian Edwards in “Sesame Street” in 1992.
âI really like to do everything,â she said. âThere isn’t one I can say is my favorite. They all have their advantages and disadvantages. “
White has performed at other Michael Feinstein clubs and appeared on one of his PBS specials.
To learn more, visit feinsteinshc.com.