‘‘Sometimes you’re going to wake up on the wrong side of the bed or some situation might have you down in the dumps, but you have to choose to be happy,’’ she said. ‘‘I'm choosing life. And I'm hoping this album makes people want to choose life.’’
In the meantime, there’s her fifth stage show to concentrate on. Williams adds the character of Sandra Isadore to a list that includes the title role of ‘‘Aida’’ on Broadway and Roxie Hart in ‘‘Chicago’’ on Broadway and in London.
‘‘People might look at my resume and be confused. I'm not just one thing,’’ she said. But switching genres and projects — she one day wants to record jazz and bluegrass albums — comes naturally.
‘‘People I look up to did it all the time — Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye,’’ she said. ‘‘Sometimes I'm like, ‘Man, I really should be more like my other peers and really stick to one thing,’ but I love what I do.’’
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