Stephen Trask is an award-winning musician and composer.
He was the music director and house band member at the New York drag club Squeezebox, where he perfomed with stars like Debbie Harry, Lene Lovich and Joey Ramone, as well as various drag queens.
Trask composed the music and lyrics for the off-Broadway stage musical and 2001 film Hedwig and the Angry Inch, about a transexual rock star named Hedwig. In the show, Trask's real-life band Cheater performed as Hedwig's band "The Angry Inch". He received an Obie Award for the play and a Grammy award nomination for the movie.
He has also done two films with filmmaker Paul Weitz. He composed the score for 2004's In Good Company and American Dreamz, for which he also co-wrote the numerous songs the contestants sing. In addition, he scored the 2003 movie Camp: A Comedy about Drama, and The Station Agent.
Trask lives in Lexington, KY and is openly gay.