Michel Hausmann is a Venezuelan-born theater director, producer and writer. He is the co-founder and artistic director of Palo de Agua, a leading Venezuelan theater production company. Hausmann’s Off Broadway credits include the New York Premiere of Vassily Sigarev’s Black Milk at East 13th Theater and the New York premiere of The Color Of Desire, by Pulitzer Prize winning author Nilo Cruz at the Repertorio Español. In Venezuela he directed the world premiere of Los Navegaos, the last play by renowned Venezuelan playwright Isaac Chocrón as well as successful productions of Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Producers that enjoyed an audience of 170,000 spectators. With Moisés Kaufman, he co-directed the Venezuelan premiere of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde.
Michel received a BA from Emerson College and an M.F.A in theater directing from Columbia University under Anne Bogart and Brian Kulick. Currently he is a New York Theater Workshop emerging artist 2050 Fellow
Michel is the bookwriter and director of The Golem Of Havana a new original musical (lyrics by Len Schiff and music by Salomon Lerner) that premiered at LaMama in August of 2013 and will receive a world premiere at Barrington Stage Company in July of 2014.