Play takes Scottsdale actor back to 9/11 horror

Jan 28, 2020

Scottsdale native Lucas Coatney’s voice breaks over the phone as he recalls his Sept. 11, 2001 experience.

“I am so sorry,” Coatney said. “I get so emotional because ‘Americano!’ has 9/11 in it and I was actually in New York. Reliving it in the show every night is incredible.”

This is one of the few times Coatney – who plays Joaquin in the musical “Americano!” – has opened up about his Sept. 11 experience, he said.

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