Michel Hausmann is a Venezuelan-born theater director, producer, and writer. He is the recipient of the Drama League Award for conceiving and directing Seven Deadly Sins, “the biggest live professional theater production in the country” during the pandemic (The New York Times). He is the founder and Artistic Director of Miami New Drama, the largest bilingual theater company in the country and resident and operator of the historic Colony Theatre on Miami Beach. Under his artistic leadership, Miami New Drama has produced world premiere plays that are as diverse, multicultural, and multilingual as Miami’s extraordinary community, including: A Wonderful World, Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy, ¡Viva La Parranda!, The Cubans, Fake, When Monica Met Hillary, Gente Ociosa, Queen Of Basel, Papá Cuatro, The Cuban Vote, 7 Deadly Sins, and the first multilingual production of Our Town. Other productions include The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (in co-production with Asolo Rep), The Album (in co-production with Tectonic Theater Project), A Special Day (in co-production with The Play Company), Terror (Directed by Gregory Mosher), One Night in Miami…(Directed by Carl Cofield), The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Directed by David Greenspan), among others.
Michel is the book writer and director of The Golem Of Havana, a critically acclaimed original musical that has been produced across the country, including a sold-out, extended run at the Colony Theatre. Hausmann’s Off-Broadway credits include the New York Premiere of Vassily Sigarev’s Black Milk and the New York premiere of The Color Of Desire by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Nilo Cruz.
He was the co-founder and Artistic Director of an award-winning theater company in Venezuela, where he directed over a dozen productions. Michel received a BA from Emerson College and an MFA in Theater Directing from Columbia University. He is a New York Theater Workshop 2050 Fellow, an IRNE nominee, a Silver Palm Award winner, a Richard Rodgers Award finalist, and a two-time Knights Arts Challenge Award recipient.