Michel Hausman

Co-Founder & Artistic Director, Miami New Drama


Michel Hausmann is a Venezuelan-born theater director, producer, and writer. He is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Miami New Drama, the resident company and operator of the historic Colony Theatre on Miami Beach. 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. 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 Drama League Award winner, one of the oldest and most prestigious awards in America, New York Theater Workshop 2050 Fellow, an IRNE nominee, a Silver Palm Award winner, Richard Rodgers Award finalist, and a two-time Knights Arts Challenge Award recipient.  


Under his artistic leadership Miami New Drama has produced: Our Town (also Director), Queen of Basel (also Director), 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), Fake (Directed by Carl Andress), Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy (also Director), ¡Viva La Parranda!, The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Directed by David Greenspan), The Cubans (Directed by Victoria Collado), A Wonderful World (Directed by Christopher Renshaw), and 7 Deadly Sins (also Director). 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.