Kathryn grew up in Antioch, Illinois before moving to Wisconsin. Her grandfather, a teacher and director, introduced her to the arts at a very young age. Throughout her childhood, Kathryn was involved in community and school theatre, as well as choir.
She received her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Spring 2014. Since graduating, Kathryn has worked with the Skylight Music Theatre, In Tandem, All In Productions, First Stage Theater Academy, Florentine Opera Company, Milwaukee Irish Arts, and Soulstice Theatre.
Kathryn has performed for Skylight in the Cabot Theatre (The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady, Pirates of Penzance, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, and Zombies from The Beyond) and toured with their Standard Songbook. This interactive piece introduces elementary school students in the Milwaukee area to musical concepts through songs and stories.
Along with performing, Kathryn is passionate about arts education. Kathryn has been based at First Stage’s Community Learning Center at Kluge Elementary. Students K-5th grade receive academic enrichment while also gaining life skills through stage skills. She has worked with students on Character Development, Dramatic Anatomy, Voice and Movement, and directed their summer 2016 production of The Lion King Kids. She serves as First Stage’s CLC Site Coordinator.
“…Ivy — a terrific Kathryn Hausman, whose shimmering voice and vulnerable look suggest the fragility of finely spun glass.” – Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Hausman showed a range and depth that made her stand out from the crowd. Keep an eye out for her in future productions.” – Harry Cherkinian, Shepherd Express
“In particular, I loved the many faces of Kathryn Hausman … she’s able to deliver the personality without speaking a word. Hausman’s good.” –Russ Bickerstaff, Shepherd Express
“Ms. Hausman has a beautiful and expressive voice and a commanding stage presence, combining sex appeal with an innocence that is full of appeal. She can act, sing and dance and there is a spark in her every performance” –Dave Begel, Dave Begel on Theater
“Kathryn Hausman is delightful to watch. Part Nancy Drew, part love-lorn good girl with flowing brunette curls, she shines as the proto-feminist heroine. Her lovely soprano also makes songs like “Second Planet on the Right” and “In the Stars” soar.” –Gwen Rice, OnMilwaukee
“Kathryn Hausman is outstanding as the seductive and calculating Fastrada, stepmother to Pippin who encourages him to revolt against his father, so her son Lewis can become king.” — Matthew Perta, Showbiz Chicago
“Perhaps a wink to the early women’s lib movement emerging at the time the show was written, the conniving queen Fastrada (Kathryn Hausman) and the lonely, estate-running widow Catherine (Natalie Ford) bring assured sopranos to their equally confident characters who display loyalty to their loves in very different ways.” –Gwen Rice, OnMilwaukee