Michael Nikolay (born 13 December 1956) is a retired German gymnast. He competed at the 1976 and 1980 Summer Olympics in all artistic gymnastics events and won a bronze and a silver medal with the East German team, respectively. Individually he won two bronze medals in the pommel horse at both Games; he also finished fourth on the horizontal bar and on the parallel bars in 1980.
At the world championships, he won a gold medal in the pommel horse in 1981 and a bronze in the team competition in 1978. He also won a European silver in the pommel horse in 1977.