Barry Keating is an American composer, lyricist, and director. He is best known for the Broadway musical Starmites, for which he wrote the music and lyrics and co-wrote the book. The musical was nominated for six Tony Awards. Keating later wrote Jungle Book, The Slick of '76-A Musical Catastrophe, Rhinegold, The Garbage Can-tata, and Hollywood Opera (MAC Award-nominated). Keating also collaborated with Jim Henson on The Muppet Babies' Magic Box, a multimedia puppet show which played in major US venues. Keating's directing credits include Neverland (The Kennedy Center) and Penn and Teller's first stage show. Keating has also written books for children and done work with New York City public schools.