Barry Levitt was well known as a music director, conductor, arranger, composer, pianist, producer, educator and songwriter who worked on Broadway, in musical theatre and cabaret; he also led jazz and big bands. He served as president of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs and was artistic director of the Lyrics & Lyricists series at the 92nd Street Y. Mr. Levitt worked with a host of luminaries, including Ben Vereen, Eartha Kitt, Margaret Whiting and Connie Francis. He played and produced music for many TV shows and recordings, and was known for his work producing annual galas, including the Laurie Strauss Leukemia Foundation Annual Concerts at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, the Parkinson Disease Foundation Annual Gala, the Kessler Institute Gala and the American Cancer Society benefits.

His vast musical talent and acumen made him highly sought after; his generosity, kind, compassionate guidance, and cheeky humor made him beloved.