Dogs in the Yard (Paul McCrane)
The Movie This is From: Fame
The Better Known Songs From This Soundtrack: Fame (Irene Cara), Out Here On My Own (Irene Cara)
Paul McCrane has carved out a successful acting career mostly on television but he was equally a talented singer. One of his early roles was as sensitive and gay Montgomery MacNeil in Fame, a film set in the New York High School of the Performing Arts. McCrane appears on two other songs, I Sing The Body Electric and his other solo song Is It Okay If I Call You Mine? – the latter he also composed.
Fun fact: The Montgomery character also appeared on the Fame spin-off TV show – played not by McCrane but actor PR Paul – but his homosexuality was never mentioned.