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Val Emmich

Biography

Val Emmich

Val Emmich is a writer, a singer-songwriter and an actor who was called a “Renaissance Man” by the New York Post. He has had roles in many TV shows, including "30 Rock," "Vinyl" and "Ugly Betty," and is the author of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, a book based on the hit Broadway show. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Val Emmich

Books by Val Emmich

by Val Emmich, with Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mental Health, Young Adult 13+

When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family’s grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend. Suddenly, Evan isn’t invisible anymore --- even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphy’s parents have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his closest friend. As Evan gets pulled deeper into their swirl of anger, regret and confusion, he knows that what he’s doing can’t be right, but if he’s helping people, how wrong can it be?