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Matron “Mama” Morton

Portrayed by Queen Latifah in the Chicago’s film adaptation, Matron “Mama” Morton is the corrupt matriarch of the Cook County Jail. She takes both Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly under her wing, but also fuels the rivalry between them.

Billy Flynn

Billy Flynn is the smooth-talking, highly-sought lawyer who defends the women of Murderesses’ Row in the musical, Chicago. Portrayed by Richard Gere in the film adaptation, Billy Flynn ignites the feud between Velma and Roxie when he chooses to represent Roxie.

Velma Kelly

Velma Kelly, portrayed by Catherine Zeta-Jones in the hit film, Chicago, is a nightclub singer and vaudevillian who is sent to Cook County Jail for murdering her husband and sister. She finds a rival for stardom when Roxie Hart arrives at the same prison and steals her spotlight.